J&K Global Investors Summit 2020
Government of Jammu & Kashmir Twitted that 54 officers deputed to various cities (Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, & Ahmedabad) for participation in road shows & for interaction with potential investors as part of the pre-event activities for J&K Global Investors Summit 2020.
Census-2021: The first phase of Census-2021 will be conducted in Haryana from May 1 to June 15, with the help of around 58,000 enumerators and supervisors. This information was shared in the State- Level Conference of Divisional, Deputy Commissioners and Principal Census Officers to review the preparedness for Census 2021 and updation of the National Population Register (NPR) held under the chairmanship of Haryana Chief Secretary Keshni Anand Arora on Friday. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, Vivek Joshi was also present in the meeting held on Friday.
Tayyip Erdogan: India on Saturday criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments on Kashmir and asked him not to interfere in India’s internal affairs and to “develop proper understanding of facts including threat of terrorism emanating from Pakistan”.
Lahore: The most wanted terrorist, Hafiz Saeed, may be released after hearing the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). According to news agency ANI informed sources said that Hafiz was deliberately left loopholes in the order to arrest him from which he can be released anytime. The counsel for the mastermind of the Mumbai terror attack said that he would move the Lahore High Court against this decision.
Azam Khan: Rampur MP Mo Azam Khan, his wife Tanjim Fatima and son Mo. Abdullah Azam Khan has received a major setback from the Allahabad High Court. The court has refused to quash the trial and charge sheet in the Rampur court against Abdullah for making fake birth certificates. This order was passed by Justice Manjoorani Chauhan. Has given on the petition of Azam Khan and two others.
Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojna:
Madhya Pradesh Minister and Congress leader Govind Singh said: ‘Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojna’ should be scrapped as it was not the government’s job to conduct religious pilgrimages. “Conducting religious pilgrimages is not the government’s job, although no decision on it has been taken by the government, but it is my personal opinion. Giving facilities to devotees, helping them is alright but organising pilgrimages on government funds is not correct as per me. The pilgrimage should be conducted on the money earned by the people themselves,”
Tamilnadu budget: Deputy Chief Minister and State Finance Minister O. Panneerselvam presented the State Budget in the Assembly for the 10th time on February 14. Tamil Nadu’s economic growth for 2019-20 is projected to be 7.27%, a fall from 8.17% in 2018-19 due to global and national economic headwinds. Expect stronger growth in 2021. Tamil Nadu’s fiscal deficit is estimated to be 2.84%.
National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC):
India and Portugal on Friday signed an MoU to develop a world-class National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) at Lothal in Gujarat. The MoU was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. An official release said that the MoU will pave the way for cooperation between the two countries for showcasing common Maritime Heritage. “NMHC will consolidate all diverse and rich artefacts from ancient to modern times. It will provide access to the public and make them aware of India’s rich maritime heritage,” the release said.
PAN: Permanent Account Number (PAN) will become inoperative if it is not linked with Aadhaar by March 31, 2020, the Income Tax department has said.
US President: Donald Trump said on Friday (local time) that he is looking forward to his two-day visit to India scheduled later this month. “Great honor, I think? Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that ‘Donald J. Trump is Number 1 on Facebook. Number 2 is Prime Minister Modi of India.’ Actually, I am going to India in two weeks. Looking forward to it!” Trump tweeted.
Justice D Y Chandrachud lectured :
Supreme Court judge Justice D Y Chandrachud on Saturday said that labelling dissent as “anti-national” or “anti-democratic” strikes at the heart of deliberative democracy. Justice Chandrachud said while delivering the 15th P D memorial lecture at the Gujarat High Court auditorium in Ahmedabad. “Within the bounds of the law, liberal democracies ensure that their citizens enjoy the right to express their views in every conceivable manner, including the right to protest and express dissent against prevailing laws. The blanket labelling of such dissent as ‘anti-national’ or ‘anti-democratic’ strikes at the heart of our commitment to the protection of constitutional values and the promotion of deliberative democracy,” he lectured.
New Financial Year: The Reserve Bank board on Saturday recommended aligning the central bank’s accounting year, beginning July, with the financial year from 2020-21, an official statement said. The board recommended aligning the financial year of RBI, currently July-June, with the government’s fiscal year (April-March) from the year 2020-21. It approved forwarding a proposal to the government for its consideration, the RBI said in the statement.